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Multiple control limits:
A long shot, or just a
bad slice?

Quality Quiz: With a video!

Data in everyday life

Bytes and pieces

FYI: Current releases

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Welcome to Quality eLine, a monthly newsletter from PQ Systems, Inc., developers of software products and training services that help customers demonstrate proof of their quality performance. This newsletter gives you industry news, case studies, and information about product enhancements and tips to enhance your software use.

Multiple control limits:

A long shot, or just a bad slice?

In the world of continuous improvement, it might seem that one does not want to look back. After all, as systems improve, old data is no longer useful, and keeping it around—like keeping old love letters—may someday get you into trouble. However, knowing when to recalculate control limits is important, as quality managers know. (And—see the results of last month's poll.)
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Quality Quiz:Professor Cleary
Another quiz from Professor Cleary—
and last month's winners!

Winners of last month's quiz and a copy of Quality Quiz Classics DVD are Brent Borgerson (Matrix Tool); Betty Cyr (Mercy Hospital); Andy Jordan (Hallett Concrete); Marie Williams (Shell Chemical); and Adam Woodward (Industry Forum). Congratulations! For this month's quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Quality Gamebox, submit your response by February 23 to be entered in the drawing.
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Data in everyday life:
How we use our 24-hour days

How much of your day do you spend eating? Sleeping? This chart shows averages for the U.S., based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.
See chart

Six Sigma and more: David Schwinn
David Schwinn will return next month

For now, he's in Costa Rica. Last month he expressed his hope that we'd "choose to dance." That's what we'll do while he's gone.

Bytes and pieces:

  • Call for metrology papers: The Coordinate Metrology Society, the membership association for measurement professionals, has announced a call for papers in anticipation of the 2011 Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference (CMSC). Phoenix, AZ from July 25-29, 2011.
  • Data breach: With increasing attention to security of healthcare records, the University of Iowa Hospitals is investigating whether medical records were breached following hospitalization of 13 of the school's football players.
  • Training schedule: Go to iSixSigma.com to find dates for PQ Systems’ training and webinar events.

Current versions of software:

To determine the most recent version of your PQ Systems software products (SQCpack, GAGEpack, and CHARTrunner), call us at: (800) 777-5060. A customer care specialist will be pleased to help you. If there are later, more up-to-date versions, we will be able to get you up to speed immediately. You can also go to our website to check version updates at:

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